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MARY SILWANCE

to re / member / as in / put back together
like humpty dumpty / only it’s not a child’s rhyme
Mary Silwance is deliberate about allowing the elusive nature of writing poetry to happen. Her poems are contemplations rooted in research, in reality, in origin, in word choice and in the ever fleeting nature of inspiration nailed down to paper, or screen. Join us for a look into what comes before, during and after each magnificent work by Mary.

 
 

ELIZABETH REAMES

sometimes I hallucinate / a remnant of warmth / within these ashes Elizabeth Reames explores what it means to live within a body that is not in perfect health. Her poems unpack the difficulty, pain, surrender and the moments of joy to be found despite the hardships. Join us in conversation about the poems and the process behind Elizabeth Reames masterful poems.

 
 

HINNAH MIAN

The feel of your skin, waves underneath mine,
is so soothing that I ignore that we are only
floating like this to forget that in the morning we drown.
Hinnah Mian does not merely write, she submerges the reader into a world of heady, grief stricken, yet somehow hopeful poetry. Join as for a look behind what moves her to write.

 
 

AMANDA LINSMEIER

I’m the opposite of a tortured writer. For me,
the torture is not always finding the time or energy to get the words on paper. The actual writing, even the task of editing, is my peace. 
A look into Amanda Linsmeier through candid and refreshing conversation about writing, inspiration and the balancing act it takes to get words on the page. 

 
 

ALISON MALEE

I often write about mental illness, as I try to be an advocate for those who are also struggling with anxiety and depression. But mostly, I write about love. In all of its formats. Because what are we, as humans, without it?  Join us as we peak behind Malee's writing process and inspirations that lead to her wonderful and quietly powerful poetry.

 
 

JANE DONOHUE

I play with words and phrases until the poem is almost unrecognizable from the original heap of unfiltered thoughts. The final result says
everything the initial outpouring did, but in a gentler way..
. Join us in conversation about the poems and the process behind Jane Donohue's masterful poems.

 
 

NIKKI VELLETRI

Coming home aching, that week in my mind as an acid-stained cloth, every violent censorship bearing your name. I have forgotten mostly everything you asked me to. If there are words to describe April Feature Poet Nikki Velletri, we haven't found them yet. We discovered that the best way to experience her writing is simply through reading her work and about the process behind her creativity. 

 
 

NATASHA GEORGE

I did not come out of the darkness, But dragged in a scrap of the light. Like the cat,  snaggle-toothed, watching The birds dive from the trees like arrow. March feature poet Natasha George combines a background in biology with a love for mythology to create wondrous and truly magical poems.

 
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Ann Christine Tabaka

Father worked the rails. Free, passage was our rite. Hours rocking back and forth to the constant rhythm of the train. 2017 Pushcart Prize in Poetry nominee Ann Christine's poignant poetry draws from everyday life and childhood memories,  touching on threads that are both unique and hauntingly familiar.

 
 

MALLORY PEARSON

December brings the subtle and delicately wrought poems of our feature poet Mallory Pearson. "...my head becomes a wormhole for my thoughts to slip through and how my memories of you pass through me with little more than a shivering ripple." Join us in conversation about the poems and the process behind this treasure trove of words.

 
 
 
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REYNA N.A.

Our November poet has a way with words. From the surreal to the ethereal, reality bends and folds under her instruction. Alluvium completely rends the heart while Honey though brief, haunts you days after the reading. In addition to her wonderful poems, we had the opportunity to ask Reyna N.A. a few questions about her process.

 
 
 
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YVES OLADE

In our inaugural issue we traverse the harrowing yet ephemeral nature of emotion through Yves Olade and S.A. Khanum’s poetry. Their work grasps the nuances of human feeling, from the agonizing depths to the glorious heights of our nature. Olade and Khanum deftly weave tapestries with their words that leave the reader stunned and breathless. We hope you enjoy your journey through these works as much as we did. Karibu.

 
 
 
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S.A. KHANUM

In our inaugural issue we traverse the harrowing yet ephemeral nature of emotion through Yves Olade and S.A. Khanum’s poetry. Their work grasps the nuances of human feeling, from the agonizing depths to the glorious heights of our nature. Olade and Khanum deftly weave tapestries with their words that leave the reader stunned and breathless. We hope you enjoy your journey through these works as much as we did. Karibu.